No evening out is complete without some dessert. Everyone has their own idea about what makes the best dessert. Here at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant we have a few favorite desserts that we love to share with our patrons. One of our favorites is our delicious fried ice cream. Today we are going to talk about what fried ice cream is and where it came from.
What is Fried Ice Cream
First let’s talk about what fried ice cream is. It is literally exactly what it sounds like. A generous scoop of ice cream is battered and then fried. Most of the time vanilla is the flavor of ice cream used for this delicious treat. Over time some people have used green tea, chocolate, and caramel ice cream as well.
How to Make Deep Fried Ice Cream
First ice cream is taken and frozen solid in extremely cold temperatures. Then the ice cream is coated with a batter such as bread crumbs, pastry dough or cornflakes cereal. The batter used will depend on the type of restaurant that is serving it. Normally Mexican fried ice cream uses corn flakes, nuts, cookie crumbs, or tortillas as the coating. Asian restaurants are known for using tempura batter. Once the coating is on the ice cream it is literally fried until the coating is golden brown. If the ice cream is not frozen extremely well the ice cream will melt during the frying process. As long as the ice cream is frozen sufficiently this will not be an issue.
Fried Ice Cream Toppings
Fried ice cream can be topped with a variety of items. Here at Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant we put chocolate syrup, honey, and whipped cream on top of our fried ice cream. You can also find fried ice cream with shaved coconut, icing, or fruit.
Fried Ice Cream Origin
When you start looking at the history of fried ice cream the answer is not very clear where it originated from. A few different countries and cities pride themselves on being the first people to make this yummy dessert. Some people say that it was first served at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Others say it popped up for the first time in 1894 in Philadelphia. Yet another claim says that it was invented in the 1960s by Japanese tempura restaurants. We will probably never know where it truly originated. Here in the United States fried ice cream can be associated with a few different types of restaurants. Chinese, Japanese, Polynesian, and Mexican restaurants are all known to serve some version of fried ice cream. Every person that makes fried ice cream is going to make it just a little differently. Try several versions to see if you have one that you prefer more than others.
Traditional Mexican Food in Las Vegas, Nevada (Just Minutes from Summerlin, North LV & Henderson, NV)
Eddie’s Mexican Restaurant has the perfect blend of ingredients to ensure you enjoy your dessert every time. If you are not a fan of fried ice cream we also offer mini chocolate chimis, churros, flans, sherbet ice cream, and sopapillas. We know that you can find a dessert that will make the perfect ending to your delicious Mexican cuisine. Come by and see us today!